Re trims initial gains vs dollar, still up by 120p
PTI - MUMBAI
Published: 29th August 2013 12:53 PM
Last Updated: 29th August 2013 01:44 PM
The rupee trimmed its initial gains against the US currency, but was still quoted higher by 120 paise to 67.60 per dollar in the late morning trade Thursday on selling of dollars by banks and exporters in view of steps taken by Reserve bank of India on Wednesday.
The battered rupee recovered after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Wednesday said it has started a facility to meet the daily dollar requirement of the country's three state-run refiners.
The rupee resumed higher at 66.90 per dollar as against the previous closing level of 68.80 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Foerx) Market and firmed up further to a high of 66.85 per dollar.
However, it trimmed its initial gains and was quoted at 67.60 per dollar at 1040 hrs.
It moved in a range of 66.85 per dollar and 67.71 per dollar during the morning deals.
Banks and exporters preferred to reduce their dollar position in view of recovery in the equity market.
The benchmark Sensex rose by 201 points or 1.12 per cent to 18,197.33 at 1050 hrs.
However, in New York market, the dollar Wednesday rose against major currencies, including the pound, as investors continued to worry about a possible military strike in Syria.